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WTPF 2013: Your Voice

What does the Internet mean to you as a young person? 

We want to know what the Internet means to you as a young person: If you are between 15 and 24, upload your video to your preferred online platform and send us your details and video link. Your message could be included at the Fifth World Telecommunication Policy Forum (WTPF) taking place in Geneva from 14 to 16 May 2013. Video submissions are accepted from 21 March until 21 April 2013.

For more information, please read our blog post on the official ITU blog.

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The Call to Action!

Terms and Conditions

  1. You should be between 15 and 24 and willing to submit a video to ITU on what the Internet means to you as a young person and/or what is your vision of the ideal Internet for future generations. If you are under 18, then your video must be submitted by (or with the consent of) your parent(s) or legal guardian.
  2. Submission of videos is made exclusively via the following web address:
  3. For submitting a video, upload your video to your preferred online platform and send us your details and video link.
  4. You can submit more than one video and each video you submit should not exceed 30 seconds.
  5. Your video submission(s) have to be your own original creation and should not violate others’ intellectual property rights (e.g. you cannot use songs or video extracts created by third parties unless you have acquired their previous consent for such use). Video content must not be illegal, defamatory, libelous, obscene or offensive in nature.
  6. Video submissions may be in any of the ITU’s official 6 languages: English, Arabic, Chinese, Spanish, French and Russian; ITU additionally welcomes video submissions in other languages as well (please identify the language so we can verify content).
  7. A limited number of video submissions will be selected by ITU to be displayed at the Fifth World Telecommunication Policy Forum as well as at future ITU international events, and on ITU’s official ITU YouTube™ channel. ITU’s decision on this selection is final and not subject to appeal. ITU reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to select as many or as few video submissions as it deems appropriate. Nothing in these terms and conditions should be construed as an obligation of ITU to use or display any of the video submissions in any manner.
  8. ITU reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to reject video submissions that are in violation of the present terms and conditions or that are not appropriate for an international, professional audience.
  9. Upon submission of your video to ITU, you grant ITU a non-exclusive, irrevocable, perpetual, royalty-free, worldwide right and license to use your video, as well as your name, picture, likeness and quotations, in whole or in part, in the context of the Fifth World Telecommunication Policy Forum, in other ITU events and on ITU Website, for online and offline promotion of ITU’s activities. Whenever possible, ITU will show your video in full, but it may decide, at its sole discretion, to shorten your video for presentation purposes, to create derivative works thereof, or to include it in a compilation with other selected videos. You will receive full credit as the creator of your video.
  10. Submission period begins on Thursday, 21 March 2013, and ends no later than Sunday, 21 April 2013.
  11. Nothing herein shall constitute or be considered to be a limitation or a waiver of the privileges and immunities of ITU, which are specifically reserved.
  12. By submitting your video to ITU, you (or, in case you are under 18, your parent(s) or legal guardian) indicate your consent to be bound by these terms and conditions and, depending on the video platform service used, by the terms and conditions of that service .

What is ITU?

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) is the leading United Nations agency for information and communication technology issues, and the global focal point for governments and the private sector in developing networks and services. For over 145 years, ITU has coordinated the shared global use of the radio spectrum, promoted international cooperation in assigning satellite orbits, worked to improve telecommunication infrastructure in the developing world, established the worldwide standards that foster seamless interconnection of a vast range of communications systems and addressed the global challenges of our times, such as mitigating climate change and strengthening cybersecurity.

ITU also organizes worldwide and regional exhibitions and forums, bringing together the most influential representatives of government and the telecommunications and ICT industry to exchange ideas, knowledge and technology for the benefit of the global community, and in particular the developing world.

From broadband Internet to latest-generation wireless technologies, from aeronautical and maritime navigation to radio astronomy and satellite-based meteorology, from convergence in fixed-mobile phone, Internet access, data, voice and TV broadcasting to next-generation networks, ITU is committed to connecting  the world.